A SINGLE tear rolled down her cheek.
But Samreen Aslam tried to hold back the tears as she bravely paid a tribute to her brother – victim of a terrible crime.
She talked lovingly of her “special” brother Amar Aslam (pictured right), beaten to death five days ago at the spot where she was standing in a Dewsbury park.
And she said: “Nothing can replace our brother and we still believe he will walk through the door smiling like he always used to.”
THE sister of teenager Amar Aslam paid a moving tribute at the spot where her brother was killed.
Barely able to contain her emotions, Samreen Aslam spoke of her heartbreak – hours after four people accused of his murder had appeared in court.
She talked of how her "loving and special" brother had just got his driving licence two days before he was found dead in Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury, on Sunday.
The family also said Amar’s mother, Reenna Aslam, was "heartbroken" by his death and was considering leaving the country.
Ms Aslam, her younger sister Zarish Aslam and cousin Raja Majid laid a large bouquet of flowers in the walled garden where Amar, 17, was found at the weekend.
Ms Aslam described how her brother loved music and cars and was saving his pocket money to buy himself a vehicle.
She said he was "excited and so happy" about getting his licence.
She added: "Amar was a loving and special brother. He was the baby of the family, he was very close to his sisters and his mother.
"He was so caring and sensitive, he would always look after us like a mature older brother.
"Our loving baby brother has gone forever and our lives are painful and meaningless. Nothing can replace our brother and we still believe he will walk through the door smiling like he always used to do. It will never be the same without him."
Ms Aslam was unable to hold back her tears as she described how Amar’s nickname was Moon because "he lit up the whole family".
She said their mother had several panic attacks since Amar’s death and his two sisters had collapsed when they were called to identify their brother in hospital.
She said: "We cannot sleep without him. Our family will not rest until justice is done.
"I beg parents bringing up kids to do so in a responsible manner and no-one like Moon will be killed.
"Our Moon may have gone and without any doubt he will be missed but he will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace in heaven."
Ms Aslam went on to praise the police, well-wishers and 13-year-old James Taylor, who found Amar and tried to revive him. She also appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Mr Majid read out a statement on behalf of Amar’s mother.
He said: "My Moon has gone, he has made my life darker forever, he has left me heartbroken."
Mr Majid criticised the violence which has lead to death of several young people in the last few months: "How many more families should be torn apart?"
He added Amar had wanted to make something of his life.
Earlier yesterday, Amin Hussain Ali, 20, of Field Lane, Dewsbury, and three 15-year-olds appeared before Dewsbury Magistrates charged with Amar’s murder.
The four – three of whom cannot be named for legal reasons – are also charged with robbery of a mobile phone, £10 cash and a silver chain belonging to Mr Aslam.
Flanked by custody officers, the group spoke only to confirm their name and showed no emotion during the five-minute hearing.
All defendants were remanded in custody to appear before Leeds Crown Court on June 5.
Three youths who were also arrested in connection with the murder have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.